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#Workplace Relations

From TheJournal.ie Fast food worker awarded €2k after boss 'walked around shop with raw sausage hanging from trousers' Compensation

Fast food worker awarded €2k after boss 'walked around shop with raw sausage hanging from trousers'

Although successful in her claim of sexual harassment, the WRC found the woman wasn’t discriminated against.

From TheJournal.ie Woman awarded €2k in discrimination case after shop worker told her 'you are only a lesbian' WRC

Woman awarded €2k in discrimination case after shop worker told her 'you are only a lesbian'

The woman claimed the employee also asked her to come outside to fight.

From TheJournal.ie Deli worker who told bosses they'd stocked 'cake infested with worms' loses WRC claim Deli Dispute

Deli worker who told bosses they'd stocked 'cake infested with worms' loses WRC claim

The WRC found that the man had not been punished by the supermarket for raising health and safety concerns.

From TheJournal.ie Worker accused of complaining about UK bosses in 'strong nationalist undertones' fails in unfair dismissal case Intimidating Content

Worker accused of complaining about UK bosses in 'strong nationalist undertones' fails in unfair dismissal case

His company said the email sent to the CEO in America had “intimidating content”.

From TheJournal.ie A retail worker got a €2,500 payout after claims he was subjected to a 'beard vendetta' Facial Hair

A retail worker got a €2,500 payout after claims he was subjected to a 'beard vendetta'

The man said his employer broke workplace laws in its ‘punitive action’ against him over his facial hair.

From TheJournal.ie A bartender won compensation after being asked to form a 'human barrier' at a concert Workplace Relations

A bartender won compensation after being asked to form a 'human barrier' at a concert

An agency broke employment laws by asking the man to perform the task, which wasn’t in his contract.

From TheJournal.ie Being rude and mean to a co-worker can have very negative effects on their children Be Nice

Being rude and mean to a co-worker can have very negative effects on their children

A new study suggests that experience of workplace incivility can directly impact on a person’s parenting style.

From TheJournal.ie KBC labelled 'sloppy' for hiring worker with prior conviction Workplace Relations

KBC labelled 'sloppy' for hiring worker with prior conviction

The bank said that the case was an “isolated occurrence”.

From TheJournal.ie Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse Workplace Relations

Employee awarded €8,000 after colleague linked homosexuality to child abuse

The harassment occurred over a six-month period.

From TheJournal.ie Inside the battle over unpaid wages at the collapsed Irish YouTube channel Facts Workplace Relations

Inside the battle over unpaid wages at the collapsed Irish YouTube channel Facts

Former staff have taken the business to the Workplace Relations Commission over outstanding pay.

From TheJournal.ie HR manager at cemetery awarded €47,500 in compensation for unfair dismissal Grave Concerns

HR manager at cemetery awarded €47,500 in compensation for unfair dismissal

The man had been employed at the cemetery for just under 20 years prior to his dismissal in late 2016.

From TheJournal.ie New 'improved' rosters for Bus Éireann drivers in Navan from Sunday - NBRU Workplace Relations

New 'improved' rosters for Bus Éireann drivers in Navan from Sunday - NBRU

Discussions have been taking place between management and unions over pay, rosters, and drivers’ productivity.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin bakery's refusal to make anti-gay marriage cake 'was not discrimination' Workplace Relations

Dublin bakery's refusal to make anti-gay marriage cake 'was not discrimination'

“BY THE GRACE OF THE GOOD LORD.”

From TheJournal.ie Cork barber fined €2,000 for refusing to cut the hair of teenager with cerebral palsy Workplace Relations

Cork barber fined €2,000 for refusing to cut the hair of teenager with cerebral palsy

The Workplace Relations Commission found that the barber discriminated against 13-year-old wheelchair-user Thomas Bermingham on grounds of disability.

From TheJournal.ie Beauty therapist told pregnancy 'was her own problem' before being dismissed Workplace Relations

Beauty therapist told pregnancy 'was her own problem' before being dismissed

The therapist was awarded €3,500 by the Workplace Relations Commission.

From TheJournal.ie National Museum 'working hard to fix prolonged, systemic bullying of staff' Mental Health

National Museum 'working hard to fix prolonged, systemic bullying of staff'

In an unusual event, senators on the committee said that they were uncomfortable with their Chair’s line of questioning.

From TheJournal.ie €1.5 million in unpaid wages handed back to workers who challenged employers It's Payback Time

€1.5 million in unpaid wages handed back to workers who challenged employers

The Workplace Relations Commission had a busy year dealing with 15,000 complaints by employees.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who was sacked when six months pregnant to receive €30,000 Compensation

Woman who was sacked when six months pregnant to receive €30,000

The woman was told “business is business, enjoy your maternity” when she was sacked.

From TheJournal.ie Getting there? Mid-ranking gardaí to join with GRA and Government in using state negotiators Workplace Relations

Getting there? Mid-ranking gardaí to join with GRA and Government in using state negotiators

12,500 gardaí are set to strike next Friday unless a solution can be found to the ongoing dispute.

From TheJournal.ie Hair salon to pay former worker €10,000 for dismissing her while pregnant Discriminatory Dismissal

Hair salon to pay former worker €10,000 for dismissing her while pregnant

The salon told the claimant she could come back after she’d had the baby and ‘they’d see what they could do’.

From TheJournal.ie Labour wants 'robust data' on zero-hour contracts before doing anything about them Zero Hours

Labour wants 'robust data' on zero-hour contracts before doing anything about them

Joan Burton called the arrangements an “abomination”, while unions have labelled them “extremely exploitative”.

From TheJournal.ie Jobs Minister begins overhaul of industrial relations system Reform

Jobs Minister begins overhaul of industrial relations system

Richard Bruton today announced developments that have been made in line with promised employment rights and industrial relations reforms.